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The SEM instruments survey the sun and measures in situ its effect on the near-earth solar-terrestrial environment. The XRS measures the X-ray flux from the sun and provides the primary measure of the magnitude of solar flares. The EUV sensor measures the extreme ultraviolet flux from the sun, which is the primary energy input to the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The EPS and HEPAD detect energetic electron and proton radiation trapped within earth's magnetic field as well as direct solar proton, alpha particles and cosmic rays. The magnetometer measures three components of earth's magnetic field in the vicinity of the spacecraft and monitors variations caused by ionospheric and magnetospheric current flows. More info..
The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) monitors solar disk activity and is used to determine when to issue forecasts and alerts of space weather conditions that may interfere with ground and space systems. It is used to locate coronal holes, locate flares on the solar disk, monitor for changes indicating coronal mass ejections, and observe solar active region size, morphology, and complexity.These data are used to predict high speed solar wind streams and solar flare forecasts.